posted on Mar, 23 2012 @ 05:15 PM
Addicted... interesting word that.
Well, simply yes. We are addicted to entertainment. (When I use the word "we" I'm referring to the group, not myself or any individual who does not
apply to these statements.)
We are addicted to technology, we are addicted to leisure, we are addicted to convenience, we are addicted to drugs, we are addicted to news, we are
addicted to love and hate, we are addicted to opinions and thinking!!!
People (especially in 1st world environments) have virtually NO notion of balance. This is why we abuse so many things. We are taught "it's all or
nothing!" We are taught "to live life to the fullest." Sadly, we are not taught how to be happy in silence... nor are we taught to appreciate
We are not only "addicted" to these things. We are physically DEPENDENT on them, as societies! Our abuse has been so rampant, so complete, that our
brains themselves are actually devolving... rewiring themselves to accommodate the way things are. This is a wonderful ability of the brain, but under
such a delusional and paper-thin relationship with "toys" and "flashing lights" as they are... our brains are losing critical thinking skills,
losing the ability to imagine!
Now, this of course does not apply to all people. Many people use these things with balance, remembering that they are but toys and moments to be
entertained. Balance being the operative word. Sometimes these things are valuable tools for expression, communication and evolving ones own life. Of
course, the internet is the largest source of information ever known.
To be sure... 1st world countries (as a whole) are not only addicted to entertainment, but are cripplingly dependent on it.